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Pipes at rear of plenum...
« on: 27 December 2018, 14:20:51 »

I'm removing the plenum to clean up things as per one of the great guides on here.
There are four pipes at the rear of the plenum which need removing & they have a type of clip I am not familiar with. Fearful of breaking them, how are they removed / undone?
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #1 on: 27 December 2018, 14:26:04 »

Gently lift the end with a small screwdriver.
If you do damage the clamp(they're reusable if you're careful) then you can replace them with just about any clamp you favour - mine got cable ties as they're only vacuum hoses ;D
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #2 on: 27 December 2018, 14:47:21 »

Gently lift the end with a small screwdriver.
If you do damage the clamp(they're reusable if you're careful) then you can replace them with just about any clamp you favour - mine got cable ties as they're only vacuum hoses ;D
Thanks...I will give it another go then - I have cable ties should they be needed.
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #3 on: 27 December 2018, 15:15:27 »

Assuming that the pipes are still a snug fit you can leave the clips off with no ill effects.

The pipes are all under a partial vacuum and get pulled on (rather than blown off) the spigots.
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #4 on: 27 December 2018, 15:35:05 »

Assuming that the pipes are still a snug fit you can leave the clips off with no ill effects.

The pipes are all under a partial vacuum and get pulled on (rather than blown off) the spigots.
Aah, thanks I didn't know that. One of the pipes didn't have a clip anyway but seemed to be well fitted without it.
I'm a bit of a novice but am always willing to give things a try & they normally work out OK in the end  :) 
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #5 on: 27 December 2018, 15:37:20 »

Assuming that the pipes are still a snug fit you can leave the clips off with no ill effects.

The pipes are all under a partial vacuum and get pulled on (rather than blown off) the spigots.


I knew that, but it just looks wrong ;D
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #6 on: 27 December 2018, 16:08:58 »

Its rare to see them still fitted. Most Omegas seem to lose them quite early in life.
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #7 on: 27 December 2018, 16:10:09 »

On my 3 X 2.5 V6 cars, they've never had any clips fitted  ::)
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #8 on: 27 December 2018, 16:18:24 »

Assuming that the pipes are still a snug fit you can leave the clips off with no ill effects.

The pipes are all under a partial vacuum and get pulled on (rather than blown off) the spigots.


I knew that, but it just looks wrong ;D

I, too, cable tie vac hoses out of habit ;D
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #9 on: 28 December 2018, 17:27:16 »

A small set of pincers (woodworking variety, not long nosed pliers) and a small thin screwdriver aid their removal, and more so the refitting of the original clips. Done it several times this way with mine.
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #10 on: 28 December 2018, 19:18:54 »

There is a tool for removing and refitting them without damage ;)
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Re: Pipes at rear of plenum...
« Reply #11 on: 28 December 2018, 22:16:29 »

There is a tool for removing and refitting them without damage ;)


Yes. Got one. Access is a bit cramped though.
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